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Cambridge Theatre

32-34 Earlham Street | Seven Dials, London WC2 9HH, England (Covent Garden)
0844 412 4652
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$108*
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83%
Ranked #293 of 853 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Welcome to the TripAdvisor page for one of the youngest and most attractive theatres in the West End, having opened in 1930 with interior decoration by Serge Chemayeff of Waring and Gillow. These were completely restored under the supervision of Carl Toms in 1986.A comfortable size for both plays and musicals productions at the theatre have included 1066 and All That, Heartbreak House with Edith Evans and Robert Donat, Billy Liar, Half a Sixpence with Tommy Syteele, Bruce Forsyth in Little Me, Peter O’ Toole in Man and Superman, Return to the Forbidden Planet, Fame, The Beautiful Game, Jerry Springer –The Opera and both the original London production and the revival of Kander and Ebb’s Chicago.
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Lyndhurst, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

I took my family to this show with my social club. I saw it last April. It was still very good but I was a little disappointed with the Matilda actress. She was very unclear when singing and my husband who is slightly deaf struggled to hear what she was saying. My favourite Miss Trunchball fantastic he was.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

We went to see Matilda, it was amazing. Loved ever minute of it. There was nothing we disliked about the whole stay

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181 reviews 181 reviews
39 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We all loved the show and despite being in the upper circle (loads of stairs to climb!) we had a great view of the stage and all the action. The production was excellent, the scenery fantastic (desks rising from the stage etc) the cast faultless and we came out all having had a thoroughly enjoyable time. It was hot but... More 

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Hampshire
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10 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The production itself was fantastic, but the child who played the lead spoke so fast and had a slight lisp, making it really difficult to understand what she was saying when she was talking and when she was singing + perhaps a problem with her mike. That spoilt it for me and it was the talk of the bar over... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

'Matilda' is without a doubt the best show you can find in the West End at this moment. You'll be dazzled by the cast, staging, direction and fantastic music by Tim Minchin. Front row stall seats are fantastic and put you in the middle of the action. They are well worth the money!

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cambridge England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We visited to see the commitments The service was great, everybody had a smile and the show was fantastic

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I attended Matilda the Musical with my children age 7 and 8. I became unwell (migraine, sickness etc yuck yuck!!!) I was so well looked after by Chris (manager) and his team of ushers - they kept an eye on my children so that they would not miss out, kept me topped up with water and constantly asking me how... More 

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preston uk
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Need to switch air con on it was just too hot . It spoilt the show . It's a shame because it's a lovely theatre

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Fantastic performance of Matilda, great cast and a lovely theatre. Merchandise not over priced. Excellent views from the highest seating

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Maidstone
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We had heard before hand that the theatre is very hot. It certainly was in the lobby but once in the theatre itself we found it comfortable. They had a cloakroom for coats etc which was good as we had a wet umbrella. My husband bought a bottle of water so not sure how much it was but the sweets... More 

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